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Fresh Marinara Sauce


Ingredients

3 or 4 pounds of TSFF "Trust" tomatoes 2 Tbs. olive oil

1 medium TSFF Santana onion, chopped fairly fine (about a cup)

2 or more medium *garlic cloves, minced or pressed, at least 10 minutes prior to introducing to the heat

(A few TSFF garlic scapes, it available, chopped fairly fine make a fine alternative)

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 Tbs. tomato paste

1/3 cup dry red wine, like Chianti or Merlot

3 Tbs. fresh TSFF Basil leaves, chopped

1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 lb. pasta, perhaps whole grain, and perhaps fresh


*(A few, three or four, TSFF garlic scapes, if available, chopped fairly fine make a good alternative)


Instructions

I leave the tomatoes unpeeled and unseeded, for the added nutrition, but, of course, core them at the stem end. Chop fairly coarsely, and strain off the juice into a separate container. Set both tomatoes and juice aside.


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden around the edges, around 8 minutes.

Add garlic and oregano, cooking for about 30 seconds, until the garlic is fragrant.


Add the 1 Tbs. tomato paste, and all but about 1 1/2 cups of the drained tomatoes, increasing the heat to medium-high. 


Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the tomatoes start to stick to the bottom of the pan, and a frond begins to form, 10 - 12 minutes.


Add wine and cook until thick and syrupy, about a minute. Add reserved tomato juice and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally and loosening any browned bits, until the sauce is thick, about 8 to 10 minutes.


Use an immersion blender, or lacking one, a food processor, adding back the fresh chopped tomatoes, for a short enough period to leave the sauce slightly chunky.


Return sauce to the skillet, adding the basil and extra virgin olive oil. Add salt, pepper, and perhaps a bit of sugar - all to taste.


Cook the pasta and have at it.


Freely adapted from a Cook's Illustrated recipe, from many years ago, and altered for fresh rather than canned tomatoes.

Twin Springs Fruit Farm

257 E High Street
Orrtanna, PA 17353
(717) 334-4582

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